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WDSS closed March 1 due to police concerns regarding potential threat

February 28, 2019

On the advice of the Chatham-Kent Police Service, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has decided to close Wallaceburg District Secondary School to students on Friday, March 1 due to concerns about a potential threat at the school.

Concerns were raised regarding a potential threat against the school after a note was found in the school at the end of the day on Thursday, Feb. 28.

LKDSB Senior Administration has decided to close the school on Friday to allow police to investigate the incident.

"Student and staff safety are a top priority for the LKDSB and we follow the direction of local police regarding matters of school safety," said Director Jim Costello.

The LKDSB will continue to keep the school community updated regarding this issue. Please visit the school or LKDSB websites ( for the most up-to-date information.

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For additional information contact:
Jane Bryce, Chair of the Board, 519-899-2619
Jim Costello, Director of Education, 519-336-1500, Ext 31297

For reference information contact:
Heather Hughes, Public Relations Officer, 519-336-1500, Ext. 31262
February 28, 2019


Wallaceburg District Secondary School
920 Elgin St, Wallaceburg, ON, N8A 3E1
Principal: Melissa Mallette
Vice Principal: Mike Adam
Vice Principal: Todd Wood

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